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- Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 21.95
The writer of such influential songs as ?Pancho and Lefty,? ?To Live?s to Fly,? ?If I Needed You,? and ?For the Sake of the Song,? Townes Van Zandt exerted an influence on at least two generations of Texas musicians that belies his relatively brief, deeply troubled life. Indeed, Van Zandt has influenced millions worldwide in the years since his death,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 84.99
The Conscience of the Folk Revival: The Writings of Israel ?Izzy? Young collects Young?s writing, from his regular ?Frets and Frails? column for Sing Out! Magazine (1959-1969) to his commentaries on such contentious issues as copyright and commercialism. A key collection of primary sources on the American countercultural scene in New York... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 84.50
Zubir Said is best known as the composer of Majulah Singapura, the national anthem of Singapore; Semoga Bahagia, the Singapore school anthem; and Melayu Raya. Born into a humble and religious family in Sumatra where music was considered haram, at 21 he set out to seek his fortune in Singapore, attracted initially by the glittering lights and the availability... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99
One of musical history's most successful and influential icons, Rihanna has sold more than 25 million albums and won numerous awards, including five GRAMMYs and two BRITS. At the same time she has become an object of fascination for celebrity magazines the world over thanks to her tumultuous personal life. This intimate biography follows her life story,... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99
Today one of the most successful music stars in the world, Lady Gaga fast became a household name after the release of her first album, The Fame, in 2008. Now noted as much for her flamboyant dress sense and extravagant live performances as her undoubted musical ability, Lady Gaga fascinates fans and critics alike. A throwback to the glam rock entertainers... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Charles Mingus is among jazz?s greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. He was blunt and outspoken about the place of jazz in music history and American culture, about which performers were the real thing (or not), and much more. These in-depth interviews, conducted several years before Mingus died, capture the composer?s spirit... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2013; US$ 36.00
"Book describes the world premiere of the American opera based on Melville's novel Moby-Dick, with the same name. Wallace describes the creative process of writing the music and libretto, the rehearsals and stage design, and the opening night in Dallas in May 2010."--ECIP Data View, Summary. more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Edwards?s biography presents a complete picture of the late actress?and not just the boozing, drug-addicted caricature of a woman central to lesser biographies. We learn, for example, that Garland saw it as her duty to provide for her family financially, a generosity that her mother Ethel exploited with disastrous results. Above all Judy Garland... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 40.99
Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos explores the many-layered relationships female fans build with feminist musicians in general and with Tori Amos, in particular. Using original interview research with more than forty fans of Tori Amos, multiple observer-participant experiences at Amos?s concerts, and critical content... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 82.99
This biography of Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903-1988) examines a period and culture rarely dealt with by contemporary scholars. The last of a long line of distinguished Russian aristocrats, Mravinsky emerges from 20th century musical history as Russia's noble conductor. His connection to many prominent musicians?most notably Dmitri Shostakovich?and... more...